New Jersey Policy Perspective produces independent research and analysis on policy solutions to advance social, economic, and racial justice. From data-driven reports to policy briefs and explainers, we work to provide lawmakers, legislative staff, advocates, community leaders, and reporters with the facts and figures behind the most pressing policy issues facing the Garden State.
Ahead of Governor Murphy’s budget address, here are eleven ways the next state budget can advance economic justice.
Testimony from NJPP Policy Analyst Alex Ambrose to NJ Transit Board of Directors in opposition to raising fares for NJ Transit riders.
Testimony from NJPP Senior Policy Analyst Peter Chen in support of expanding New Jersey's Paid Family Leave protection.
Bad data alert: When it comes to measuring New Jersey’s population, trust the Decennial Census, not a random moving van company.
The NJPP team reacts to key highlights and omissions in Governor Murphy’s State of the State address.
Testimony from NJPP Senior Policy Analyst Dr. Brittany Holom-Trundy in support of extending the time limit for Emergency Asistance.
Testimony from NJPP Senior Policy Analyst Marleina Ubel in opposition of imposing a fine for underage drinking.
Emergency Assistance provides direct support to protect residents from the harmful effects of poverty and homelessness.
Testimony from NJPP Senior Policy Analyst Marleina Ubel in support of establishing Civilian Complaint Review Boards (CCRBs).
Testimony from NJPP Senior Policy Analyst Marleina Ubel in support of implementing Civilian Complaint Review Boards (CCRBs).
Testimony from NJPP Senior Policy Analyst Peter Chen in support of lowering the work requirement for Family Leave to 90 days.
Testimony from NJPP Senior Policy Analyst Dr. Brittany Holom-Trundy in support of extending the eligibility for Emergency Assistance.
Testimony from NJPP Senior Policy Analyst Dr. Brittany Holom-Trundy on the New Jersey Department of Human Services FY 2025 budget.
Testimony from NJPP Policy Analyst to the Senate Environment Committee on New Jersey's clean energy future.
Low-income residents are losing their Medicaid coverage. Commuters rally for NJ Transit funding. Birth control will soon be available over-the-counter.
Nurses continue to strike for safe staffing ratios. California raises minimum wage for fast food workers. New Jersey approves new harm reduction centers.
New report details how to fully fund NJ Transit. New Jersey has no heat safety standards for workers. Minimum wage will rise to $15.13 next year.
Maintaining a modest tax on the most profitable corporations can save NJ Transit, fully fund the agency, and prevent catastrophic service cuts and fare hikes.
New Census data shows that child poverty doubled after the federal Child Tax Credit expired. New Jersey has the highest median household income.
New Jersey's school funding formula has not kept up with new, more rigorous learning standards and outcome goals for students.
The new Drug Affordability Council holds potential to transform the lives of patients who have struggled to access life-saving treatments.
Testimony from NJPP President Nicole Rodriguez before the New Jersey Board of Education.
Homelessness is on the rise. New Jersey gets close to universal health coverage for kids. Community solar pilot is now permanent.
New poll shows strong support for fully funding NJ Transit. Fossil fuel funded groups pollute clean energy debate with misinformation.